Programmable Thermostat Options
Programmable thermostats are a helpful money-saving tool you can use to lower your home heating and cooling costs and make wiser, more efficient use of energy. In essence, they allow you to set a schedule that will automatically turn your HVAC system on and off at specific times throughout the day, and they’re most often used in situations when people are out of the house for extended periods but return home at roughly the same time each day.
In most cases, homeowners use programmable thermostats to avoid running their HVAC systems when nobody’s home to enjoy the optimized indoor climate, instead opting to activate the heating and cooling options when people are due to return home. Your options include daily schedules, different schedules for weekdays and weekends, and the ability to program the thermostat for weekday, Saturday and Sunday use. Advanced models also offer the ability to program a different heating or cooling schedule every day.
In addition to letting you put your HVAC system on a timer, you can use a programmable thermostat to warm or cool your home to a specific temperature. If you have a humidifier or dehumidifier attached to your thermostat, you can also set it to increase or decrease the relative amount of moisture in the air to optimize your indoor air quality.
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